The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary two

caption: strange carvings in other morung, hanging baskets
medium: diaries
location: Punkhung
date: 5.10.1936
person: Furer-Haimendorf
date: 2.6.1936-11.7.1937
note: translated from german by Dr Ruth Barnes
person: School of Oriental and African Studies Library, London
text: Slowly I climb down over the stone steps which have become dangerously slippery and I turn further down to where I expect the other two morungs to be. Indeed I soon stand in front of one of these big buildings, the Long-dza-dze (dze means morung) which hardly differs in style from the Wang-dze but which is even more spacious. The open hall has strangely curved carvings (89) towards the platform. (see film 27 [30 in fact]